The blended whisky category has been in existence since the mid-19th century and remains the foundation of the industry. Blended Scotch is simply a mix of malt and grain whiskies. Some blends use only a limited number of malts,(The Famous Grouse uses only a dozen or so); others, many more - around 40 malts go into Johnnie Walker Black Label and ... Read More »
A bottle of Black & White Blended Whisky. The brand was established in the 19th century by James Buchanan. We estimate this was bottled in the 1940s. Please note that as pictured, this has a slightly low fill level.
A bottling of White Horse blended Scotch whisky released to commemorate the America's Cup of 1987. White Horse was first produced back in 1861 and is known for its use of certain single malts in the blend from the (now) Diageo stable, namely Lagavulin, Talisker, Caol Ila and Linkwood. This is presented in a gorgeous ship's decanter made by Royal Doulton.
A bottle of Bulloch Lade's Old Rarity Blended Scotch Whisky.
Originally blenders, for which they were well respected, they were also owners of Caol Ila from 1863 to 1920. We estimate this bottle was produced in the 1950s.
Old Smuggler is a blended whisky brand which was first established back in 1835. Named in honour of the whisky smugglers who traded around the Scottish islands back in those days it's still popular today, especially in South America.
An old bottling of J&B bottled at 20 years of age. The creating company, Justerini & Brooks were founded as wine merchants in 1749 and started blending whiskies at the turn of the 20th century. We estimate this bottle dates from the 1960s.
A very rare flat-sided 1960s bottle of Ainslie's Royal Edinburgh blended Scotch whisky. Tantalisingly, Ainslie & Heilbron were also proprietors of the old Clynelish distillery (now known as Brora) during this period, though sadly we have no idea how much of that malt is in this blend.
An old bottle of Black & White, a blended whisky created by James Buchanan in the late 19th century. This bottle carries royal warrant for "His Majesty the King", so we estimate was bottled in the 1940s.
A very cool old 1950s bottle of Buchanan Deluxe blended Scotch, secured with a springcap closure. Springcapped bottles are highly-regarded by collector5s as they are believed to offer the best chance of the whisky being well-preserved after decades of ageing in the bottle.